SERVPRO Expertise Saves Valuables in Gaithersburg Flood Damage
The world-class laboratories in Gaithersburg
Many of us spend many years in Gaithersburg with only a slight idea of the scientific projects constantly underway in our city. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has its headquarters and primary laboratory complex in downtown, providing employment to several thousand people across the region.
Unlike most other physical science laboratories of its size, this facility is not a corporate investment project. The NIST traces its origins back to the turn of the 20th Century when it was tasked with maintaining standards of weight and measurement, along with various public research projects. Over the years, the institution has morphed into a scientific powerhouse, conducting detailed and highly advanced research into materials science and chemical applications.
One of the most recent and compelling projects from the NIST was its assistance in the September 11 investigations almost two decades ago. Work done at the laboratories here in Maryland helped to solve many mysteries surrounding the attacks. As a result, recently constructed skyscrapers are made with better materials and safety standards that could help to avoid catastrophic loss in future disasters.
If you want to read more about the achievements and ongoing projects at the NIST, their website has a wealth of information for any curious mind.
Gaithersburg is one of the most diverse cities in America.
Diversity is the strength of America. Throughout our history, we have always been strongest when we have been united across racial barriers and working together for the better of all. Today, few in America can claim to promote diversity better than Gaithersburg: out of five hundred ranked cities, only one surpassed ours.
Wallethub compiles an annual list of the most diverse cities in America to show which cities have done the best work of creating inclusive and well-rounded environments. As part of their ranking system, they include:
- Ethno-racial diversity of the population
- Linguistic diversity among households
- Birthplace diversity across all age groups
By scoring excellent marks in all categories, Gaithersburg earns the second-place spot, less than a single point behind the top spot. However, that gap may not exist for long: thanks to companies seeking well-qualified applicants from around the globe, we may be on track to become the most diverse city in America within the next several years.
How the experts handle black water flood damage
Flooding can be difficult to recover from, especially when contaminants and hazards enter the home through murky black water. In these situations, professional damage restoration companies like SERVPRO can help in many ways.
Blackwater flood damage in Gaithersburg can have the potential to destroy many materials and belongings in your home without IICRC professional attention. Although we do replace some low-cost materials affected by black water, such as carpeting and most upholstery, we do have a method to treat expensive and delicate items affected by these waters.
- First, we hand-clean the objects.
- Next, we soak the objects in a potent sanitizing compound.
- Finally, we dry the materials out and perform careful restorative work.
At the end of this process, expensive items such as area rugs typically look as though the disaster never happened at all.
SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown has years of experience helping local homeowners recover from flooding disasters. Call us at (301) 963-8474.